Monthly Archives: September 2013

What to Expect When You’re Expecting

what to expect when you'r expectingA look at love through the eyes of five interconnected couples experiencing the thrills and surprises of having a baby, and ultimately coming to understand the universal truth that no matter what you plan for, life doesn’t always deliver what’s expected. (IMDb)

So, this is one of those movies that I half watched with some friends, and yet I think I saw to not want to devote my time to sitting and watching the whole thing by myself. This is a great ensemble cast, just wish they were all in a different movie. And while there were some nice moments, they were sparsely thrown in with bad dialogue. What I will give them is that the storylines are all varying and the way the cast interconnected was natural and not forced. It was done a lot better than Valentine’s Day/New Year’s Eve type movies. But I just couldn’t get over how stale the dialogue was. It made these characters boring. Something else that a friend pointed out was that you almost wish one of the storylines didn’t end happily ever after. If the whole point of the movie is that you really can’t expect and plan for anything, why didn’t they make at least one couple not have a fairytale ending? (The Anna Kendrick/Chace Crawford thing doesn’t count, it was in the middle of the movie) Anyway, in the end this movie is watchable, but I’ve seen better.


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Posted by on September 24, 2013 in Uncategorized


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Albert Nobbs

albert nobbsAlbert Nobbs struggles to survive in late 19th century Ireland, where women aren’t encouraged to be independent. Posing as a man, so she can work as a butler in Dublin’s most posh hotel, Albert meets a handsome painter and looks to escape the lie she has been living. (IMDb)

This movie was absolutely fascinating. It highlights the struggles between men and women in varying ways. You have the obvious one of the fact that Albert is actually a woman. But also, the relationship between Mia Wasikowska and Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s characters is also interesting. Basically, by the end of this movie, I was like shit, women can’t win. The acting is brilliant on all ends. Glenn Close carries this one like the pro she is, and this is undeniably one of her best roles. Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Mia Wasikowska, and Janet McTeer round out this cast extremely well. The cinematography is understated, simple, and works perfectly. Overall, this is a sad movie that is driven by brilliant acting.


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Posted by on September 15, 2013 in Uncategorized


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The Grey

the greyAfter their plane crashes in Alaska, six oil workers are led by a skilled huntsman to survival, but a pack of merciless wolves haunts their every step. (IMDb)

So everyone’s all like “watch this! It is so much better than a typical survival movie!” So I do. And here’s the thing. It had all the elements of being better than a survival movie. Real human characters, backed up by great ensemble acting. Some awesome special effects and super cool cinematography to go with it. And the last five minutes are pretty epic. But even though this movie had all that going for it, yeah, it was just a typical survival movie for me. I half watched it the last 45 minutes of it, as each survivor is predictably (although I will say creatively) picked off. In the end, if you’re into that kind of movie, you are going to think this is the greatest movie ever. But, if you’re like me and are giving it a try, you’ll probably end up as mildly entertained as I was.


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Posted by on September 5, 2013 in Uncategorized


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